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Gordon Ramsay To Demolish And Replace £4.4M Cornwall Home

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Gordon Ramsay has submitted plans to demolish his £4.4m house in Cornwall and replace it with a luxury villa.

The chef reportedly plans to build a five bedroom villa with a swimming pool, and a three-bedroom boathouse.

Ramsay bought the property in Rock earlier this year.

Councillor Carol Mould said St Minver Lowlands Parish Council was notified of the pre-application at its last meeting.

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Mrs Mould said: "Rock is notoriously a place for second homes, and particularly high-end second homes."

However, she said she did not foresee any tension with local residents. [more at link]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34891132

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A perverse outcome of our planning system.

He will have been told there was no chance at all of getting permission to build a brand new home in the area but buying a house for the express purpose of destroying it and building over where it used to stand is fine, for the right bribe (CIL) of course.

Seen it before in West Lancs (90.86% green belt).

In Britain only people with access to £million+ finance can provide their own shelter.

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Never thought of Ramsay as truly wealthy, although he maybe should be, a lot has gone on bad ventures and going bankrupt? Would he be trailing about doing nonsense like RHN if he was loaded? My bet is highly leveraged at all times. Am I wrong?

Probably has a steady stream of royalties from the Kitchen Nightmares series. It's been converted into local versions in other countries; no idea if he gets a cut of those.

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RHN is sometimes entertaining but it`s the sort of thing a chancer who got noticed on BB or X-Fartor would aspire to really? Of course his reputation as a chef/hotelier (who unfortunately goes bust sometimes) gives it credibility and I have no doubt he knows about the staff/customer end of kitchens/hotels, but it feels like he was told "The only way you can pull in some bucks is to go out on the road again, and keep going" like an old bluesman who thought the record company would pick up the tab forever. He says things like, "Look at this location, and the catchment area is full of money, I would love to own this hotel", if he had the money surely he could pick up a hotel or three in America or wherever, or has he already done this and the TV stuff is just about his profile?

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Seems like you have to pay quite a bit these days for the privilege of buying a property to demolish and build a new one.

This one in Nottingham is £700,000 on less than a 0.4 acre plot and is proudly advertised as a demolition opportunity......

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51071707.html?premiumA=true

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Gordon Ramsay has submitted plans to demolish his £4.4m house in Cornwall and replace it with a luxury villa.

The chef reportedly plans to build a five bedroom villa with a swimming pool, and a three-bedroom boathouse.

Ramsay bought the property in Rock earlier this year.

Councillor Carol Mould said St Minver Lowlands Parish Council was notified of the pre-application at its last meeting.

Fashionable address

Mrs Mould said: "Rock is notoriously a place for second homes, and particularly high-end second homes."

However, she said she did not foresee any tension with local residents. [more at link]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34891132

..the main value of the property in this case is in the land not the building ..and it will be VAT free for building materials for a new house ......if there is any issue here it should be that second homes need to be taxed heavily in this land of few houses with a growing population ....and businesses will not move to high cost second home areas as housing prices are too high ....the brains in government need to apply WD40 ...and come up with a simple solution ...as we know anyway.... :rolleyes:

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PA15/03276/PREAPP but not much info yet.

Parish council minutes "PA15/03276/REAPP, Lanarth, Rock Road, Rock

pre-application advice for replacement dwelling and construction of guest annexe (boathouse).
Members had no objection to the replacement dwelling, but OBJECT most strongly to a boathouse on the front of Porthilly Cove"
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PA15/03276/PREAPP but not much info yet.

Can you set up a property watch? You could for a while on Manchester's planning system but I can't see how to do it anymore.

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Can you set up a property watch? You could for a while on Manchester's planning system but I can't see how to do it anymore.

Yes.Register at Cornwall.gov.uk find the application and select "Track".

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A google search lists Gordan Ramsay's net worth at $118m (Jamie Oliver $235m)

Even if it is one tenth of that, he's not short of a few bob.

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Don't sniff at royalities - I'm sure Slade will get another £600K cheque this year for "Merry Christmas Everybody!"

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.....the brains in government need to apply WD40 ...and come up with a simple solution ...as we know anyway.... :rolleyes:

...well done George for applying the WD40 to the brain ..in hours!......... :rolleyes:

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